Stess in the Japanese Culture
I came across a very interesting article titled Men in Search of Healing Turn to Tea Ceremonies. The article explains how many business men in Japan are trying these tea ceremonies in order to relieve stress. These ceremonies are typically used as part of pre-marriage training for women. Now these ceremonies have become popular for men on their way home from work looking for some healing from their stressful day. One Japanese male states “The classroom is totally a different world after a hard day’s work. It is a precious time for me to feel at peace.’” The reason I found this article so interesting was because it reminded me exactly of My. Sugiyama in Shall We Dance. Dance became a way of relieving him from the stressful day at the office and the pressure of supporting a family. The pressure is so intense for Japanese men, they are not even ashamed of attending predominantly female activities because they are so relaxing. Some might not agree with me, but it seemed as though Mr. Sugiyama became less ashamed of his for dancing because of the way it took away a lot of his stress at work.